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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 4, 2010 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

Thanks and check this out for some more bio info:
http://rexfoundation.org/2009/04/24/peter-rowan/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Grisman

Grisman grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey.[1] He started his musical career in 1963 as a member of Even Dozen Jug Band. His nickname, "Dawg" was affectionately assigned by his close friend Jerry Garcia in 1973 (the two met in 1964 at a Bill Monroe show at Sunset Park in West Grove, PA). [And Vassar was then in Bill's band]

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 4, 2010 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

I was born in Hackensack Hospital. The Dawg is older than me, and I don't know him. On tapes of Dawg music - with him as frontman, I've heard him say he likes to deny he's from NJ. Same as me.

Here's a juicy MP 3 nugget from the Hillbilly Jazz tapes. It's from an Allman Bros album a few years after Duane's death. I forgot the name of that album, as well, I forgot the name of this very popular ABB instrumental.

name this ABB instrumental
performed by Hillbilly Jazz, 7:21
Doug Jernigan and Vassar Clements do ABB

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Poster: vapors Date: Apr 4, 2010 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

Don't know if I'll be the first to jump on this, but the song is Jessica, featured on the Brothers and Sisters album!

(I was born 12 miles from Hackensack in Orange Memorial Hospital)

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-04-04 18:58:51

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 4, 2010 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

thanks — here's a pic from the Vapor room

Vassar Clements & Dickey Betts, 1982
g2i.jpg

I grew up in Bergenfield

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Poster: vapors Date: Apr 4, 2010 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

Vassar and Dickey from around that time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imFd1XAMLWI

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 4, 2010 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

thanks — that's the best vintage-Vassar video clip I've seen yet, with John McEuen on banjo, from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 4, 2010 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH -- Vassar Clements' legendary Hillbilly Jazz -- April 4-5, 1975

I mentioned it before, but it's what makes the Grisman/Sebastian shows these days so cool: trading stories about the early scene in NY with this sort of music (jug band, etc.).